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Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 and died in 1506. During this time, there were a number of world events occurring. In 1453, the Hundred Years war finally ended. In 1455, Johann Guttenberg used the printing press to print the Bible. Between 1455 to 1487, England was at war. (known as the War of the Roses). In 1495-1498, Leonard da Vinci painted the famous painting known as the Last Supper, and Vasco da Gama finds a route to India in 1498. In the early 1500's the Italian Renaissance began with influences from da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli. Just before Columbus died, da Vinci painted the famous painting Mona Lisa.
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